Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Edo: Chinese Expatriate Abducted, His Security Man Shot Dead

A Chinese expatriate working with the BUA cement company in Edo State has been abducted while an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) attached to him shot dead by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The incident occurred at Okpella, Etsako East local government area of the state, during a routine patrol of the company’s quarry site.

It was gathered that the armed men opened fire on citing the Hilux van conveying the Chinese expatriate and the deceased.

Spokesman of the NSCDC in the State, Efosa Ogbebor, who confirmed the report, said the personnel, Mr. Banko Navel was shot dead while trying to protect his principal.

Ogbebor who could not give a detailed description of the incident, said the Chinese national was subsequently abducted immediately after eliminating the NSCDC officer.

He said efforts were being made by the Corps in collaboration with the police to secure the freedom of the abducted Chinese as well as arresting those behind the act.

“As I speak with you, our personnel and that of the Nigeria Police are combing the bush to rescue the expatriate. Effort will also be made to bring those responsible to book,” he said.